COLOMBO – Muslims in Sri Lanka will not be able to perform Hajj this as the island national is facing its words economic crisis since its independence.
The decision was announced by the country’s pilgrimage organizers after consultaion with Muslim community.
Last month, Saudi Arabia allocated a quota of 1,585 to Sri Lanka for this year’s Hajj while around 1 million foreign and domestic Muslims to perform the religious ritual in the pilgrimage season.
“When going through the prevailing situation and the suffering the people are undergoing in our Mother Lanka, members of both associations decided to sacrifice this year’s Hajj,” Arab News quoted All Ceylon Hajj Tour Operators Association and Hajj Tour Operators Association of Sri Lanka’s letter sent to the country’s Department of Muslim Religious Affairs.
It said that the decision has been taken due to “the severe dollar crisis facing the country.”
The island nation has already defaulted on its debts after it missed a deadline to repay foreign loans.
An official of the association said that this year’s Hajj operation will cost $10 million that is a big amount, adding that Muslims are sacrificing Hajj for the sake of the country.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on June 2, 2023 (Friday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||371||374|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.39||36.74|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||172.79||174.79|
KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 230,000 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.
Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Karachi||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Islamabad||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Peshawar||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Quetta||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Sialkot||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Attock||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Gujranwala||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Jehlum||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Multan||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Gujrat||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Nawabshah||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Chakwal||PKR 230,000||PKR 2125|
|Hyderabad||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Nowshehra||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Sargodha||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Faisalabad||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
|Mirpur||PKR 229,000||PKR 2125|
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